On the base of the agreement about the option from the year 1946, more than 8556 Slovak citizens had to emigrate in 1947 to Ukraine. In Ukraine they had to adapt to the new conditions, which had not responded to their ideas of better life. Large part of them returned to Slovakia. After return they were perceived by citizens of the Slovakia and the Slovakian legislative as foreigners. From the 60s of the 20th century here exists the institutional effort to inform public about the option and for categorization of the repatriated people (reoptants) with equal rights to the other Slovakian citizens.